Friday, May 13, 2005

Sports Journalism Awards

Just a quick note to let you all know that I've been short-listed for awards in two categories in the inaugural Sports Journalists' Federation of India awards. I've been short-listed for Cricket Writer of the Year and Interview of the Year. For the full media release from the SJFI click here. The final results will be announced at an awards function in Mumbai on June 4.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Patriotism? Hardly.

Somehow sport seems to inspire more misguided patriotism than most other things. Fortunately it never gets serious enough to be a matter of life and death. Here (corrected link now works) is a piece I wrote on Cricinfo about the madness surrounding the search for India's new coach.